events, Uncategorized


cover photo new

selection of short films ranging from the beginning of cinema to the present day, from horror to comedy to animation accompanied by

some members of Non Toxic Orchestra.

Confirmed shorts:
Alice in Wonderland (1903)
Melies – Christmas Dream
Un Chien Andalou
Jacques Drouin-Mindscape (1976) and many more

A must see show – ONE NIGHT ONLY – our last show this year and probably last show in these premises.

Come to say good bye in style.

Some music is created for the movies some will be improvised. It will be a show you will tell you grandchildren about, ok we are getting carried away here…

Homemade food and drink during the intermission with a surprise cake by the artist baker Veronika. We will give away many DVD’s of films shown this year at The Deja View or the Visegrad Film Fetival.

We will update you in the upcoming days with more short films and details about the event.

GUEST TALK: ‘I travelled around the world on an 1960’s Skoda MB’

events, Uncategorized
A very special guest is coming to Camden Palace on Saturday the 21st of November – MICHAL VICAR.
Michal on his first visit to to Ireland and heading straight to the real capital that is Cork will deliver an interesting, funny and an insightfull talk about his and his cousins journey around the world in a communist Czechoslovakia cult classic car,
the 1960’s Skoda 1000MB.
Supported with lots of great photographs and videos and his natural witt, he will deliver the whole talk in English for the first time.
Ireland is one of the few countries that Michal did not visit so we hope you guys will show him the famous warm Irish Welcome.
THE STORY (or a legend by now):
Michal and his Slovak cousin Martin both without any knowledge about cars bought an old 1960’s Skoda 1000MB and decided on an impossible quest. To drive the car around the world in 6 months to be back in time for college. You know they made it since he is giving this talk but if you would say it to someone before hand they would laugh you out. And several mechanics did just that. But their desire for an adventure was strong and the fact they did not have a clue about cars could have played a role in their determination as well. Michal was a psychology major at the time and Martin a journalist student and despite the scepticism, they gave the car the name “Julia” and set of on this amazing journey. Corrupt Russian police, mexican peyotl, honest thieves, car crash and many other experinces later they arrived back to Europe.
The Deja View Cinema Club will provide some traditional Czech snacks on the night and maybe even some homemade liquid Goodness to keep us all warm. Following Michal’s talk which will be about an hour long will be special film screening. Film will be announced next week.

AniMoving Poems – Wednesday 18th of March

Screening of animated videopoetry intertwined with LIVE readings by local and international poets: Rosalin Blue, Donna Coogan, Marie Coveney, Emily Davis-Fletcher, Mary O’Connell, Aengus ó Dálaigh, Colm Scully, and Shane Vaughan.
The Deja View Cineclub is delighted to announce our own little poetry event. For our two months of animation we have chosen the very best of animated poems from all over the world and to make the whole event alive and bring it directly in the cinema room we invited poets to read for us LIVE in between the animations. Some might make use of the cinema screen as well and show a work of their own making or choosing in the background.
I was inspired originally by the Cork Film Festival which featured an event with video poems. Unfortunately I was not able to make it then but the idea got stuck in my head and I was waiting for the right opportunity to include it in the Deja View program. When I decided on the animation program I knew I want the poetry included in it. Animated poetry films are my favourite sub genre of video poems and by then I had several saved in my “potential candidates” folder. We at the Deja View always like to support local artists and this event offered the opportunity to mix the poetry films with LIVE readings. And luckily I knew exactly the right poet to ask for help. Emily is one of the Eight but she also helped me organize the event or rather I helped her. Because it is only thanks to her we have this fantastic line up, the amazing Eight and she transformed a regular Wednesday film night into  what is turning up to be my favourite event of the year so far.
The poets also embraced my other idea of connecting the films screening and live readings even further. They will be reciting in the cinema room in front of the screen so I thought we might as well use it. I suggested that they can use their own images (paintings, drawings) or even use some of the animations with a creative commons license from the internet. And again they took my idea and flew with it. They came back to me with various ideas, images and videos mostly of their own, which was not surprising to me since the visual arts and poetry were always very close.
Because like the master says:
 “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci